The following appeared in a letter from the owner of the Sunnyside Towers apartment complex to its manager One month ago all the showerheads in the first three buildings of the Sunnyside Towers complex were modified to restrict maximum water flow to one t

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The following appeared in a letter from the owner of the Sunnyside Towers apartment complex to its manager.

"One month ago, all the showerheads in the first three buildings of the Sunnyside Towers complex were modified to restrict maximum water flow to one-third of what it used to be. Although actual readings of water usage before and after the adjustment are not yet available, the change will obviously result in a considerable savings for Sunnyside Corporation, since the corporation must pay for water each month. Except for a few complaints about low water pressure, no problems with showers have been reported since the adjustment. I predict that modifying showerheads to restrict water flow throughout all twelve buildings in the Sunnyside Towers complex will increase our profits even more dramatically."

Write a response in which you discuss what questions would need to be answered in order to decide whether the prediction and the argument on which it is based are reasonable. Be sure to explain how the answers to these questions would help to evaluate the prediction.

The owner of the Sunnyside Towers apartment complex suggests that modified showerheads will increase their profits. However, the author has answer following questions to strengthen his claim.

The author claims that the change will obviously result in a considerable savings for Sunnyside Corporation. However, how much will the change cost? It is possible that all the modified showerheads will need a good deal of cost to meet its goals. The corporation may need to pay for the workers several thousand dollars per day to modify the showerheads. In order to achieve the corporation’s goal, it may need to use the newest equipment to install these new showerheads, and these fees may also be astronomical for the corporation. Also, because the actual readings of water usage are not available, so the corporation can just restrict maximum water flow to two-third of it used to be, and one-third of usage may be a tough goal. Therefore, the author needs to answer the question of if this update of the showerheads will produce more additional costs.

The author states that there are only a few complaints about low water pressure. However, are if there are more complaints about other problems? It is likely that these residents have encountered other serious problems. For example, with the adjustment, this new equipment may not be able to provide enough hot water for the residents because there are still lots of defects existing in this new equipment. Furthermore, there may be more residents have faced the same problems of low water pressure, however, as these residents were busy for their works, so they did not have spare time to report this situation to the corporation. Moreover, there may be some families will need original amount of water because these families have more family members than other people. As a result, the corporation has to conduct a thorough survey to understand the true reviews from the residents.

The author mentions that the corporation will increase its profits even more dramatically. However, are if there are other factors will affect its profits? It is likely that there may be some extreme climates happening in this region in the future, such as a drought. These extreme climates may affect the costs of water because a drought can decrease the available amount of water largely, and the costs of water will also be more expensive than before. Because of these future possible weather trends, we may not be able to ensure that the costs of water will maintain the same rate. Therefore, the author has to ensure that the costs of water will maintain the same rate in the future.

The modified showerheads may somewhat increase the profits of this company. However, the author has to answer the above questions to strengthen his claim.

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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, furthermore, however, if, may, moreover, so, still, then, therefore, third, as to, for example, such as, as a result

Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 20.0 19.6327345309 102% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 28.0 12.9520958084 216% => Less auxiliary verb wanted.
Conjunction : 3.0 11.1786427146 27% => More conjunction wanted.
Relative clauses : 9.0 13.6137724551 66% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 36.0 28.8173652695 125% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 48.0 55.5748502994 86% => OK
Nominalization: 14.0 16.3942115768 85% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2334.0 2260.96107784 103% => OK
No of words: 463.0 441.139720559 105% => OK
Chars per words: 5.04103671706 5.12650576532 98% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.63868890866 4.56307096286 102% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.66446005543 2.78398813304 96% => OK
Unique words: 201.0 204.123752495 98% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.434125269978 0.468620217663 93% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 733.5 705.55239521 104% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.59920159681 100% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 7.0 4.96107784431 141% => OK
Article: 11.0 8.76447105788 126% => OK
Subordination: 4.0 2.70958083832 148% => OK
Conjunction: 3.0 1.67365269461 179% => OK
Preposition: 3.0 4.22255489022 71% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 24.0 19.7664670659 121% => OK
Sentence length: 19.0 22.8473053892 83% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 47.3048439791 57.8364921388 82% => OK
Chars per sentence: 97.25 119.503703932 81% => OK
Words per sentence: 19.2916666667 23.324526521 83% => OK
Discourse Markers: 5.08333333333 5.70786347227 89% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 5.15768463074 97% => OK
Language errors: 0.0 5.25449101796 0% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 11.0 8.20758483034 134% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 7.0 6.88822355289 102% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 6.0 4.67664670659 128% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.129816075308 0.218282227539 59% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0420427628052 0.0743258471296 57% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0652235647399 0.0701772020484 93% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.0985801205645 0.128457276422 77% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0844874068727 0.0628817314937 134% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 12.0 14.3799401198 83% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 52.19 48.3550499002 108% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 7.1628742515 43% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 10.7 12.197005988 88% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 11.95 12.5979740519 95% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 7.82 8.32208582834 94% => OK
difficult_words: 95.0 98.500998004 96% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 6.5 12.3882235529 52% => Linsear_write_formula is low.
gunning_fog: 9.6 11.1389221557 86% => OK
text_standard: 12.0 11.9071856287 101% => OK
What are above readability scores?


Rates: 66.67 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 4.0 Out of 6
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Attribute Value Ideal
Final score: 3.5 out of 6
Category: Satisfactory Excellent
No. of Grammatical Errors: 0 2
No. of Spelling Errors: 3 2
No. of Sentences: 24 15
No. of Words: 463 350
No. of Characters: 2267 1500
No. of Different Words: 190 200
Fourth Root of Number of Words: 4.639 4.7
Average Word Length: 4.896 4.6
Word Length SD: 2.541 2.4
No. of Words greater than 5 chars: 160 100
No. of Words greater than 6 chars: 120 80
No. of Words greater than 7 chars: 81 40
No. of Words greater than 8 chars: 50 20
Use of Passive Voice (%): 0 0
Avg. Sentence Length: 19.292 21.0
Sentence Length SD: 8.522 7.5
Use of Discourse Markers (%): 0.75 0.12
Sentence-Text Coherence: 0.314 0.35
Sentence-Para Coherence: 0.505 0.50
Sentence-Sentence Coherence: 0.141 0.07
Number of Paragraphs: 5 5